Amalgam separators to be required
April 19, 2006
New regulations in
Orthodontists, Periodontists, Prosthodontists, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are exempt from separators. While the regulation applies to “All dental facility waters likely to come into contact with dental amalgam waste,” offices that limit their practice to these specialties are exempt from the use of separators.
All dental offices, regardless of specialty, must recycle amalgam.
For information, www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dshm/redrecy/374regs.html or call DEC at 518-402-8705.